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Michigan LB Jake Ryan medically cleared, could play against Penn State

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Michigan lost one player to an ACL tear this weekend, but it may be getting another one back from the same injury.

Seven months after tearing his ACL during spring ball, Michigan linebacker Jake Ryan has been medically cleared by doctors and could play as soon as this weekend against Penn State, Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke said Monday.

The junior led Michigan with 88 tackles, tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 2012, so his return would be a huge boon to the Wolverines’ defense, which is already ranked in the top 20 nationally in total defense without Ryan.

However, it appears as though Hoke isn’t taking any chances and doesn’t want to rush Ryan back too soon. After all, recovery from ACL tears typically take upwards of 12 months.

“I’m probably more worried about it than anybody,” Hoke said.

Michigan will continue to rely on senior Cameron Gordon to fill in for Ryan if he can’t go on Saturday. Gordon has 12 tackles and three sacks so far this season.

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7 Responses to “Michigan LB Jake Ryan medically cleared, could play against Penn State”
  1. derekgorgonstar says: Oct 8, 2013 12:05 AM

    Go Blue!

  2. polegojim says: Oct 8, 2013 1:57 AM

    We need him back to be at our best… but let him heal and rest until truly ready.

  3. dumbpollack says: Oct 8, 2013 9:07 AM

    Who cares. They still end up in Tampa in January with or without him.

  4. MyTeamsAllStink says: Oct 8, 2013 10:44 AM

    Samantha Baker will be happy to hear that….

  5. polegojim says: Oct 8, 2013 2:13 PM

    Pollack… I’d prefer Pasadena… but Tampa would be ok too.

    Still not where we need to be.

  6. clevelandschronic2 says: Oct 8, 2013 6:33 PM

    Bitchagain blows. They gonna need everyone they got plus a couple of miracles to be able to compete with the Buckeyes. Even if that happens they will still get stomped. Another year of looking up from the bottom to see the buckeyes on top. Its almost become a tradition. Choke can recruit but that only helps if you can coach the talent which he has problems doing. Ah well Go Buckeyes and fk bitchagain

  7. derekgorgonstar says: Oct 8, 2013 8:15 PM

    That’s right, and Michigan will have a lot of guys arrested just like the Buckeyes, too……..oh, wait, no they won’t.

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